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U TER HALL.-On Wednesday Evening, January 31st, Haydn's Oratorio, Full directions for the production and cultivation of all kinds of voices, on the CREATION. Vocalists : Mrs. Sunderland, Mr. Donald King, and Úr. H. Phillips. real Italian system : numerous Scales and Exercises, by Rossini, Righini, Garcia, The Oratorio will be preceded by the Anthem, “In that day,” composed and conVaccaj, &c., with Solfeggi by Bordogni, and others; also a number of Examples of ducted by Dr. Elvey, dedicated by permission to His Royal Highness Prince the Appoggiatura, the Shake, and all other embellishments, followed by remarks Albert. The Solo parts will be sung by Mr. Dyson, of St. George's Chapel, on the delivery of the words, phrasing, style, taste, and expression; concluding Windsor. The Band and Chorus will consist of nearly 800 performers. Conductor, with the following celebrated songs and duets, accompanied by directions to Mr. Surman (founder of the Exeter Hall Oratorios). Tickets : 28., 38., 5s, and assist in their perfect execution :

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Regent-street. NOW ready for delivery, THE MUSICAL DIRECTORY

MHE LONDON ORCHESTRA. — Conductor, Mr. for 1855.

CONTENTS : 1. An Almanack, with musical data.

1 FRANK MORI; Leader, Mr. THIRLWALL. Including Messrs. Barret, Mount, Mann, 2. A List of Musical Societies throughout the Kingdom.

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(From our own Correspondent.)
To the Editor of the Musical World.

SOMEWHAT more than thirty years since, Carl Maria Von SIR,—You will I hope excuse my trespassing upon your Weber produced an opera which holds the same place on the valuable space ; but, in consequence of the appearance of a letter

lyrical that The Robbers of Schiller fills on the dramatic stage.

Der Freischütz is romantic, fautastic, and, above all, essentially in the Musical World of the 20th inst., signed “Truth” (a letter |

German. The scene could properly be transferred to no other which all acquainted with the facts must acknowledge merited

country. The Huntsman's Chorus, the Bridesmaids' Chorus, its signature), Mr. Anderson has, in his endeavour to find out the drinking song, the incantation scene, are thoroughly German, the author, thought fit to rest his suspicions upon me, and to and perfect pictures, in which proportion, shape, and colour are accuse me to others of being the writer : resting his suspicions equally good. In the days when this opera was written, the upon an assumed similarity of remarks in that letter and certain

| romantic drama was unknown in France. Victor Hugo had not

given to his countrymen those immortal works which associate remarks contained in a private correspondence which took

took his name with a new school-Ruy Blas, Le Roi s'amuse, Lucrèce

is place between us last autumn relative to professional affairs. Borgia, and many others. Tragedy walked in stately guise, That correspondence I must, if necessary for my own exoneration, with hoop and tarthingale; and the barbarous Shakspere was make public; since, if uncontradicted, Mr. Anderson's present shaven, trimmed down, begloved, and berouged, until he was declarations amount to a direct attack upon my character.

shorn of those horrid excrescences, which made his name a

bye-word in the country of Racine and Corneille. "Monsieur Mr. Anderson threatens that if the letter in your Journal

Macbeth! Monsieur Macbeth! Monsieur Macbeth! Prenez garde should be traced to myself or any member of H. M's. P. B., he de Monsieur Macduff!" is a fair sample of the style of translation (Mr. Anderson) shall immediately give orders that such person then in vogue. In those days then, and deeply inībued with the is refused further admittance into the Queen's Palace. Whether idea that there existed but one school for the drama, and that such an extent of power is vested in the office M A reunies school the French, lived one Castil-Blaze. (He still lives—but,

happily, is harmless.) Castil-Blaze had travelled on the Contiknow not; but from the tone in which the threat was conveyed, |

nent, and, as he himself informs us, had purchased at Florence I have no reason to doubt his inclination to put it into execution. I and Frankfort eighty or ninety pounds' weight of the various Therefore, as an act of courtesy no less than of justice, I trust modern compositions then most in vogue. Among the mass of you will kindly insert this pote, and deny (as you have the power operas so bought by M. Castil-Blaze, was Der Freischütz; and, of doing) that I have ever had communication with your Journal finding himself possessed of a masterpiece in savage shape, he previous to this date. I am, Sir,

immediately determined to fit it with breeches, bag-wig, and sword,

and make it worthy of the then French lyrical stage and of himYour obliged servant,

self. Accordingly he at once transferred the scene to England, January 30th, 1855.

EDMUND CHIPP. with the barbarous language of wbich country he fancied he had Musician in Ordinary to Her Majesty, some acquaintance. The extent of his research may be ima

and Member of Her Majesty's Private gined, by his transferring the scene to a forest, chez vous, and Band.

then translating Robin Hood (who was to replace the Zamiel of [Mr. Chipp speaks literally the fact. Not merely has he the original) into Robin of the Woods—Robin des Bois. The never had any previous communication with this Journal, but | characters of Ottocar, Kormo, Agatha, Annette, Gaspar,

Max, Kilian, Zamiel, in Der Freischütz, become Tony Reywe never even saw his hand-writing until now. It is, therefore,

nold, Anna, Nanci, Richard, Dick, Bill, and Robin des scarcely requisite to add that he is not the author of the letter

Bois, in the refined version of M. Castil-Blaze. He takes a signed “Truth."-En. M. W.1

song from one of Weber's operas, and substitutes it for

the original ; he adds, alters, amends (save the mark !) curtails, JULLIEN AND THE CRYSTAL PALACE.—The following letter lengthens, and disguises in every possible variety and shape. has been addressed to the editor of the Daily News by a corre- Weber was furious, and wrote to M. Castil-Blaze, remonstrating spondent:"Sir, your correspondent “X” (of Jan. 31st), con- l on the base injustice done to his opera, and demanding to know siders that music is essential to the prosperity of the Crystal why he was so treated. M. Castil-Blaze quietly replied, that the Palace. In that case the Company would do well to think of Germans having borrowed so much from his countrymen, it was the words of William Cobbett: There is but one man in the time they should commence some payment on account. Der world who can save the country ; why don't you send him to Freischütz, though possessing some germs of merit, was yet so Parliament ? Now there is one man in the musical world to unfinished, rugged, and incomplete, that, when produced in Paris, whom the middle, and what is vulgarly called the lower order la French audience had refused to listen to it. Pitying its conof society, owe a debt of gratitude, for affording them the oppor- dition, and discerning the real merit it possessed, he (Castiltunity of hearing first-rate music at a price suited to their Blaze) therefore took it in hand, redressed it, washed, cleansed means—it is Jullien. Could he and his well-trained band be and purified it, rouged and anointed it, and then presented it engaged but a few months, thousands would visit Sydenham. I before a Parisian public, who flocked to the Odéon for some Such an arrangement need not interfere with the present band, hundreds of nights, and acknowledged the merit of the adaptor which for the garden is perfection.-Y.".

I to be superior to that of the author's. Robin des Bois, therefore, has ever since kept the French stage, and those who would chien du Jardinier continues its triumphant course. There has hear the music of Der Freischitz must do so through the medium been no such hit for years as that made by this genial and of Castil-Blaze.

sprightly little operetta. Robin des Bois was revived at the Théâtre-Lyrique on Wednesday last; MM. Lagrave, Grignon, Colson, and Junca filling

(From another Correspondent.) the principal male parts; those of Annette and Agatha being sung by Madame Deligne-Lauters and Madame Girard. I was

I SEND the programme of the second performance of the curious to hear Madame Lauters in a classico-romantic opera.

Société des Concerts, which took place on Sunday afternoon, at Possessed of a voice, which for compass, freshness, and

the Conservatoire in the Rue Bergère, as usual:roundness, has seldom been equalled on the French

1° Symphonie (No. 9) avec chaur

Beethoven. stage, she had hitherto sung in no other opera than

2° Adagio de la 14° Symphonie ... ... Haydn.

3° Motet, double chąur ... the Billet de Marguerite, of M. Gevaert.

... ... J. S. Bach, She had now

4° Romance des Noces de Figaro to deal with music of a very different description, with


5° Overture de Guillaume Tell ... Rossini. melodies the most lively and refined, and with airs which le

The solos in the choral part were sustained by Mesdames quired thought, intelligence, capacity and study. She was most

Boulart and Printemps, MM. Jourdan and Bussine. The air favourably received, and sang the duet (in A) with Malle. Girard

from Figaro was sung by Madlle. Boulart. The vocal departmost charmingly, but, after that, her whole performance was slip

ment at these fine concerts is invariably the weakest, and such shod and unsatisfactory; she had not sufficiently studied her

was the case on the present occasion. M. Girard, as usual, beat part, and evidently thought that did she but remember the

time mechanically to the orchestra, which would do as well, or notes, and deliver them with that lovely voice which she pos

better, without him. This gentleman is statuesque without being sesses, no more could be reasonably demanded. Mad. Lauters

beautiful. Never did a more complete automaton hold stick in is much mistaken, and I grieve to see that one so young and

hand. The man of stone in Don Giovanni is quite life-like in childlike, so gifted by nature with all that is required for a

comparison. singer, should conceive that a composer like Weber could

About the orchestra your eloquent and discriminating "occabe treated with such levity. Mad. Lauters has the future

sional correspondent" has lately said enough, and seeing that I in her hands. Eighteen years old, with a voice seldom

don't feel equal to a notice on the Ninth Symphony, I cannot do equalled, with a pleasing face, and considerable intelligence, she

| betterthan hold my tongie-being warned, moreover, by the failure is certain by steady perseverance to become an artiste; if she be

of the Duke of Newcastle, who has ventured, ultra crepidam, and contented with her present position, she remains a pleasant

not holding with Lord John, that such ambition is "commendable," singer, and voilà tout. Manlle. Girard sang her music well, and

I can only remark, that whereas I have twice, I think, heard the displayed considerable intelligence in her acting ; she was much

Ninth Symphony in England without being otherwise impressed anii deservedly applauded. M. Junca, in the red cloak of

than with its length and difficulty, I was yesterday delighted Zamiel, njate a magnificent “show” in Robin des Bois--a

beyond ineasure. Surely, this is Beethoven's greatest work? double cross between Ro in Hood, Robin Goodfellow, and

What a giant he is! What infinite variety--what clearness of Zamiel-in fact a uondescript. The choruses were excellent,

effect produced or educed from the most intricate combinations ! and do credit to the steady perseverance of the director,

What a lovely slow movement—and what a scherzo! Can anywho has trained them in a year. When M. Perrin took the

thing be more gracefully playful than that passage in the last theatre, there were never two in a chorus who sang

movement where the violins take up the air given out by the together. The orchestra was also gooil, and the overture was

barytone, and toss it about, as it were, in bunches of mirthful encored. The decorations are tresh, gay, and charming, the

triplets? And the whole finale, how joyous, yet how massive and scenes well painted, and the dresses picturesque ; altogether,

imposing! That rentrée, too, where the oboe slily slips back the success was unquestiovable, and the public will tiock for

from the trio into the opening subject of the scherzo! The whole mauy a day to hear those delicions melodies which M. Castil

composition appears to be first cousin to the Pastoral Symphony, Baze has kindly not excised from the opera.

but on a still more grand scale--inexhaustible in fertility of Marie Cabel, by the grace of God and the will of the people,

poetic ideas. Papa Haydn, with his neatly-powdered wig, stood Queen of the Boulevaril, of Léon, Castille, etc., still reigns

no chance after Beethoven. It was like putting Hallé (be it supreine. Tenor after tenor has succumbed in the part of the

said with all respect for his undoubted talent), to play after muleteer, whereat I am not much astonished, for the music is

Mendelssohn. I don't know who made the programme, but he baish and the situations absurd. Young Achard now fills the part, and the tenor is worthy of the music, both are very

evidently is a bungler. it small beer.” As to Marie Cabel, she has so altered,

There has been some more of the Ronconi correspondence,

Mad. Giovannina has given a flat contradiction to some of the changed, and amended her music, that M. Adolphe Adam,

statements of her husband's solicitor. “of the Institute,” is deeply indebted to her and her husband, by whose advice she has, no doubt, profited. Nothing can

Paris, 24 January, 1854.

“MONSIEUR LE RÉDACTEUR.-I have but one word to reply to the exceed her success ; night after night the theatre is crammed to

strange letter of my husba id's solicitor, both the dates and the figures the roof; she will probably play no other part during the re

ihat he enumerates are perfectly incorrect. As M. Peigué pretends to mailer of the season. When she assumes her post at the I have my receive. I defu him to produce them for the rest. M. Peigné Opéra-Conrique I shall watch with great interest for her

in his letter only confirms what I stated in my request to His Majesty début in the Domino Noir, the Diamants de la Couronne, and the Emperor of Russia---viz.: that for three mouths he had not sent mo other gems of the French opera ; for she is worthy of better a maruvéd.

Your obedient, &c., Composers than MM. Adam, “of the Institute," and Clapisson « 45, Rue de la Victoire."

“ GIOVANNINA RONCONI. “ of the Institute." Mad. Stoltz will shortly appear as Fides in | . M. Peigné, however, who seems to possess substantial arguthe Prophète, and Mad. Augles Fortiwi will fill the part of

ments for the facts he made public, has replied to Mad. Ronconi Bertha in the same opera. I kuow that Mad. Stoltz has been

by letter which, in so far as he is concerned, brings the correstudying her role with the greatest assiduity, and I shall be

spondence to a close. disappointed if she does not create an extraordinary sensation in

" Paris, 25 Jan., 1855. a part so well suited to her great dramatic powers.

- MONSIEUR LE RÉDACTEUR,- Madame Ronconi has denied the Signor Pacini has arrived in Paris expressly to superintend

truth of my statement, and before publishing her letter, you were the rehearsals of his opera, Gli Arabi nelle Gallie (The Arabs in

kind enough to communicate the contents to me. There is an account the Gauls-a queer name) which will be brought out forth with,

of hy whoin and by what means the 24,000 (rincs were paid :--1° by Sipported by the whole strength of the company. Mad.

Mr. Blount, banker, Rue de la l'aix. No. 3, 9,000 francs : 2° by Ugalde still maintains possession of the chief part in Le Prè aur M. Rougement, banker, Rue Taitbout, No. 20, 10,000 francs; 3° by Clercs, and the public consoles itself remarkably well for the myself, as per the receipts I hold, and which I shewed to continued indisposition of Mad, Miqlan, and M, Grisar's Le you this morning, 5,000 francs ; total 24,000 francs. If I now add the 2,000 francs, received on the 16th of January, from delssohn and the mild Havannah at the same moment. Credat St. Petersbourg, and the 8,000 francs Signor Ronconi consented to pay | Judæus ! The Dutchmen, one and all, denied themselves the to Madame Ronconi's creditors-10,000 francs in all it will make the pleasure of their pipes, actually volunteering this ovation; and it total stated in my letter of the 17th of January, viz. :--34,000 francs. was only after the second concert there, by assuring them that With regard to the 9,000 and 10,000 francs paid by MM. Blount and she felt the compliment, but would in future not open her pipe Rougement, Madame Ronconi pretends, in November last, to have

unless they lighted theirs, that the worthy Mynheers promised received only 2,414 francs. I went to those bankers, in consequence of

to return to their premières amours. Mölle. Walter has just this statement, and have seen in their books a confirmation of the pay. |

returned from a tour in the neighbourhood-whither she has ment exact and without deduction of the 19,000 francs transmitted by Signor Ronconi. Whether Madame Ronc ni may acknowledge herself

promised to return, including, in her next trip, Rotterdam, Haarsatisfied or not, I cannot, Mousieur le Rédacteur, continue a corre.

leem, Leyden, Leewarden, etc., although the German Opera spondence so out of the way of my business, and so contrary to the rules

here is desirous of securing her services at any price. From of our profession.

what I can learn, however, her engagements in Italy will not Yours obedientis,

permit her remaining longer than February. And now you may draw your own deductions. For my own

I attended a concert given by young Heinefetter, the pianist, part I know quite enough to enable me to exonerate Signor

the other day. He is a youth of great promise, ouly sixteen Ronconi from all blame whatever.

years of age; his execution is wonderful, although the boy will occasionally peep out, and there is a bit now and then scrambled

over, which will not be the case a year or two after this, MUSIC IN HOLLAND.

Several of the Amsterdamers have opened a subscription for his (From a Correspondent.)

behoof, to forward him to Paris, and give him the benefit of a Amsterdam, 24th Jan., 1855.

two years' sojourn there ; and they have, I believe, completed THE “canards,” like the canals, are frozen up, and I defy a

their arrangements. Of course you will see him one of these man to draw upon his imagination with any effect with the

days in London, and I think you will agree with me that you thermometer below zero: ergo, I only send you bare facts.

have seldom geen a more intelligent countenance. His mother, Holland is overrun with artistes at this moment; some on wing

the well-known Stöckel Hinefetter, has altered ber name to for happier scenes, some just landed with a strong appetite for

| Stözer Heinefetter, for some wise reason. She is sister to fame and guilders; the majority “prospecting,” as the gold

Katinka and Sabina Heinetetter, and had a finer voice at one diggers have it, and a very few paying their way. The Czar

time than any of the family, although she ceas d exercising it and the directors of the concert-rooms divide pretty equally the

some half-a dozen years ago. Young Ernst Heinetetter was anathemas of the disappointed, and the number is by no means

assisted by the first violin of Mr. Stumpf's orchestra, a youth of trifling Instrumentalists are as usual the most numerous, and

fifteen, who told me that he was rather proud of being a year the Dutchman is in that respect not a whit behind John Bull

younger than his little friend, the pianist. He is a thorough in his exactions; he will have the best of everything, counts his

| Dutchman, and a disciple of the Spohr school-round, full iones, cents with due regularity, keeps his hands in his pockets or his

exactitude itself, no exaggeration in manner. A Mr. Colbrun, gloves on, by variations which would set a more volatile audience

with a fine bass voice, who gave us a French and Swiss soug screaming, but when moved he gives way to his enthusiasm right

with great effect, was a little nervous, and consequently did not heartily and naïvely, and the artiste so applauded can never put

approve of the way in which young lein..fetter accompanied his tongue in his cheek, and say to himself, they know nothing

hiin. As the two boys drove me home, some allusion was made about it.

to this, when Mynheer Iburg (the violinist) :18sured the youthful Amongst the pianists we have had Wilhelmine Clauss, Seifried,

pianist in the most polite manner that not the slightest tault was Clara Schuman (Wieck) and the young Erust Stöknel Heinefetter.

to be found with the accompaniment, as he had paid parti ular Mad. Clauss has left for Vienna ; but Thalberg is expected to

| attention to it. Herr Nabich's performance on the oboe was a fill up the vacancy. Nabich, the Sax-Weimar oboeist, and Vieux

real treat, and the manuer in which he made his instrument tem us with his violin leave little to expect nearer perfection;

“discourse sweet music," was well worth a tramp of a couple of but I am told that Ernst intends shortly to dispute the terrain

miles along the snow-covered banks of the Anisterilam canals. with the latter.* Emilia Walter (Petrovich), Nissen Salomon,

I enclose you a programme of one of Stumpfs concerts. Mad. Sophie Förster, Malle. Marra, and Madame Pousin, Signor"

Clara Wieck and Emilia Walter appear there shortly aga 1, Dalla Aste, and Mr. Colbrun (Belgian), represent pretty well

U , when I may possibly give you some more of my chit-chat. If the vocalists. Nissen Salomon and Dalla Aste have made their

the foregoing is of any use to you to cull from, let me know, and adieus to the public, and Malle. Förster to her voice, for the

also whether there is any information on any point that I can moment. Mad. Marra is engaged at the Opera, while Madame

furnish you with, as I shall probably remain a few weeks here Popsin labours away at French melodies in the French salle.

to establish my hea th. I am already much better. A cold Emilia Walter is the only one who has carried the public

bath at eight in the morning, lots of exercise, and a small allowwith her, and is consequently satisfied with the state of the

ance of Geneva, is the prescription I use. Best Hollands, tellcountry, the conduct of the various directors, and the Dutch

pence a bottle-what a prize for the “Fielding." How are you nation in general. She opened the concerts at Felix Meriti's

all getting on? What are the prospects for the eusuing with the greatest éclat, and undertook an engagement both

opera? there and at Stumpf's concerts in the Park, where her success

P.S.-A certain Miss Sherrington or Charrington gave us a was equally great, before an audience of 8,000, and where she

sample of her powers at Felix Meriti's lately, but did not prove was the first singer who ever attempted it. Notwithstanding

a star of the first magnitude, and paled betore the fire of Vieuxthe immense space, her voice filled it with the same ease as it

tempg' bow. The Opera here has offered Mule. Walter would have filled an ordinary concert room. Old Stumpf, in

100 tis. per night for the remainder of the season, and 800 per hoñour of the occasion, resumed his bâton, which he had laid

month for eight months from September pext, with a couple of åside for sixteen years in favour of his nephew, and the Dutch

benefits guaranteed by two wealthy Amsterdamers; but I doult man actually shouted and made th: huge salle ring with his

its being accepted, although it is liberal enough, considering that “bis" and " da capo" (together with an occasional interpolation

Dalla Aste's allowance has only been 500_Marra's, 400-and of the vernacular) to such an extent that I began to think the

| Mulle. Hartmann's, 160 per munth. mildness of the winter had. exercised the effect of a southern clime upon the inhabitants as well as on the land. But perhaps SACRED HARMONIC SOCIETY.-Last night the Creation was Mdlle. Walter's greatest triumph was at Frascati's, where she performed by the members of this Society at Exeter Hall. The agreed to sing, and where the worthy Dutchmen inhale Men solo parts were sung by Miss Birch, Mr. Sims Reeves, and

| Mr. Weiss. The hall was crowded in every part. This was * Our correspondent has been misinformed, Herr Ernst remains in the third time during the week that Haydn's oratorio was given

| in London.


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